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Is Universal Credit Inadvertently Making Victims of Domestic Abuse More Vulnerable?

In February 2019 the Government updated the guidance on Universal Credit for those who have been the victim of domestic abuse and what suppo...

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Laura Hastewell Family Executive

Common Law Marriage – What is it?

Well if you believe in unicorns then you may believe in Common Law Marriage – but seriously despite a common myth IT DOES NOT EXIST and in...

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Nicola Rushton Chartered Legal Executive

Draft Domestic Abuse Bill to Prohibit Family Court Cross-Examination by Alleged Abuser

On the 21st January 2019 the Government published their draft Domestic Abuse Bill which amongst other things aims to tackle the practice of ...

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Laura Hastewell Family Executive

Resolution - It Doesn’t Have to be a Battle

Films like ‘War of the Roses’ (and I am probably showing my age referencing that film) portray divorce as an acrimonious war zone.  Whi...

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Barry Bunyan Business Manager

Access to Legal Aid in Family Law Matters

On the 1st November 2018 a debate took place in Parliament regarding the future of legal aid for Family Law issues. The Labour Party Shadow ...

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Jonathan Pollard Solicitor

New Measures Announced to Combat Forced Marriage

The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 together with Part IVA of the Family Law Act 1996 authorises the civil court to make an Orde...

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Laura Hastewell Family Executive

When is a Marriage Not a Marriage?

When couples separate, problems can occur if a marriage took place abroad or does not satisfy the requirements for a marriage under English ...

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Jonathan Pollard Solicitor

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